Originally Posted by crimsonsky
typically I would think this would make a nice cross provided the mare was an approved mare and the stallion a registered and approved stud so that you would be left with a registerable foal. That isn't the case here so I can't say I see the point.
That notwithstanding I think you'll have a nice foal out of the pair, it's just not something I would have chosen to do. *shrug*
Why does it matter if the foal is registerable or not? I know numerous horses that aren't registered that can beat a registered horse any day or the week. Maybe the OP isn't interested in showing the foal in anything that requires papers?
And I know plenty of registered horses that are complete crap.
I have a non registered horse and he's the best, most athletic horse that'll do anything, go over anything, through anything. There's nothing wrong with him and his life isn't any less valuable because he's not papered. He's highly loved, well taken care or and is a tremendous horse to have around.
Papers aren't everything. I'd take a good minded, athletic non-registered crossbreed over a registered purebred any day of the week. And that's exactly what the OP is going to get.
With that being said...
OP: I think this cross is going to produce a great foal. I actually really like that stallion and think your mare is lovely.